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The Bacchae and Other Plays

The Bacchae and Other Plays

Euripides, Philip Vellacott

The plays of Euripides have stimulated audiences since the fifth century BC. Part of the series Euripides in Penguin Classics , this title contains plays such as Phoenician Women , Bacchae , Iphigenia at Aulis , Orestes , and...

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The Complete Plays of Sophocles: A New Translation

The Complete Plays of Sophocles: A New Translation

Robert Bagg, James Scully

Sophocles was the dominant Athenian playwright of the fifth century BCE. This translation includes his best-known work, such as the Oedipus cycle ( Oedipus the King , Oedipus at Kolonos , and Antigone ), Elektra and the Women...

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The Man From Mukinupin

The Man From Mukinupin

Dorothy Hewett

This comic and touching musical play is a celebration of life in a country town at the time of the Great War (2 acts, 4 men, 5 women).

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Songs for Nobodies

Songs for Nobodies

Joanna Murray-Smith

When a great singer lets her voice float out over the anonymous crowd, or form the grooves of thousands of records, or flow through radios into millions of homes across the world, she makes countless unknown connections with...

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The Female of the Species

The Female of the Species

Joanna Murray-Smith

A comedy that deftly walks the tightrope between satire and farce proving the female of the species is not only deadlier, but funnier than the male.

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Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding

Federico Garcia Lorca, Gwynne Edwards

Blood Wedding is set in a village community in Lorca's Andalusia, and tells the story of a couple drawn irresistibly together in the face of an arranged marriage. This edition includes a full commmenatry and notes.

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Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett

'Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful.' This line was adopted by Jean Anouilh, to characterize the first production of Waiting For Godot at the Theatre de Babylone, in 1953. Anybody acquinted with Beckett's...

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The History Boys

The History Boys

Alan Bennett

Features a moving, disquieting: one follows it with a heart brimful...

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The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works

The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate, Eric Rasmussen

Illustrated with photographs of performances chosen by RSC Directors, tis title features on-page notes which explain words and phrases unfamiliar to a modern audience. It is suitable for undergraduates or A-level students of...

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The Oxford Shakespeare: Richard II

The Oxford Shakespeare: Richard II

William Shakespeare, Anthony B. Dawson, Paul Yachnin

This new edition of Richard II in the acclaimed Oxford Shakespeare series features a freshly edited version of the text, extensive commentary, lively illustrations, and a wide-ranging introduction covering the play's historical...

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Hedda Gabler and Other Plays

Hedda Gabler and Other Plays

Henrik Ibsen

In these three unforgettably intense plays, Henrick Ibsen explores the problems of personal and social morality that he perceived in the world around him and, in particular, the complex nature of truth.

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Hamlet

Hamlet

William Shakespeare

Arguably William Shakespeare's most influential play, Hamlet portrays a young Prince's dilemma in choosing between moral integrity and the need for revenge following the murder of his father. Dealing with themes of love, death and...

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The Collected Plays of Edward Albee, Volume 3: 1979-2003

The Collected Plays of Edward Albee, Volume 3: 1979-2003

Edward Albee

Brings readers up to date with one of the most varied and brilliant periods in the career of a true American master playwright, including his most influential and iconoclastic plays to date.

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The Complete Plays

The Complete Plays

Anton Chekhov, Laurence Senelick

Anton Chekhov is a unique force in modern drama, his works interpreted and adapted internationally. This volume contains the The Power of Hypnotism , the first version of Ivanov , Chekhov's early humorous dialogues and a...

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Blak inside: 6 Indigenois Plays from Victoria

Blak inside: 6 Indigenois Plays from Victoria

Tammy Anderson

Australian plays published with the program and its notes included and with the text presented as it was on the first day of rehearsals.

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Blood Knot and Other Plays

Blood Knot and Other Plays

Athol Fugard

These three Port Elizabeth plays, which established South African playwright Athol Fugard's international reputation more than twenty years ago, examine with passion and grace close family relationships strained almost unendurably...

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Wolf Creek

Wolf Creek

Sonya Hartnett

In 2005, the horror film Wolf Creek depicted the abduction and torture of three backpackers in the Australian outback, and created an immediate industry and media frenzy. Wolf Creek tapped into the myth of the lonely continent, a...

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Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch

Lally Katz

And God said: Thou shalt love thy neighbour. He obviously had not reckoned on Ana. This is a glorious comedy about hope, death and pets. It is a classic odd-couple story: opposites attract, and from each other they gain a new...

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This Year's Ashes

This Year’s Ashes

Jane Bodie

Ellen lives a shiny life in the heart of a shiny city. She hates her office job, the alcohol isn't making her as drunk as it used to, and she seems to be allergic to the water. But there is always the company of strangers in this...

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Furious Mattress

Furious Mattress

Melissa Reeves

In the heartland of rural Victoria, a backyard exorcism is about to commence. Else has always been a little different, even a little difficult, but when her husband seeks support from his local religious community, what he invites...

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The Complete Pelican Shakespeare

The Complete Pelican Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Alfred Harbage, Stephen Orgel, A. R. Braunmuller

This edition of Shakespeare's complete works aims to combine accessibility with scholarship. Each play or poetry collection has an introduction which includes textual and literary-historical issues and there are same-page notes...

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Ninety

Ninety

Joanna Murray-Smith

It is no use, but William gives Isabel ninety minutes anyway. They were once married, but something happened. Something broke deep down in the mechanism of their lives together and, seeing no way to repair it, they threw it away....

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Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Two gym instructors accidentally stumble across and try to sell a disk containing the memoirs of CIA agent Osborne Cox, who has recently resigned from the agency in a fit of pique. Their attempts at blackmail go wildly awry,...

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The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

Oscar Wilde, Richard Allen Cave

Includes plays such as Lady Windermere's Fan , Salome , A Woman of No Importance , An Ideal Husband , A Florentine Tragedy and The Importance of Being Earnest .

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